Willems shines for Newcastle
Jetro Willems made the switch to Newcastle United at the beginning of the current campaign.
The Dutchman joined the Magpies on a season-long loan from Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt.
Willems had a fairly bright start to life in the North East, and marked his second Premier League start for the club with a sensational strike vs league leaders Liverpool.
The marauding full-back continued to impress for Steve Bruce’s side, earning assists vs Manchester United and West Ham, before scoring another great goal vs Manchester City.
Just moments after going behind, Jetro Willems fires Newcastle level against the champions!
A first Premier League assist for Miguel Almirón too! pic.twitter.com/wwTn0WZHul
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 30, 2019
Willems suffers injury blow
However, the 25-year-old’s season was curtailed in January due to injury.
Willems had to be stretchered off 12 minutes into Newcastle’s 1-0 victory over Chelsea on the 18th of January.
12′ Jetro Willems has to be stretchered off and will be replaced by Matt Ritchie.
Speedy recovery, @JetroWillems_15.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 18, 2020
Steve Bruce then confirmed a few days later that the Dutch international had ruptured his ACL, and will miss the remainder of the campaign.
Steve Bruce has started his press conference with an update on the injury to Jetro Willems.
“It’s what we feared. He’s ruptured his ACL and will miss, obviously, the rest of the season. He’s been a very decent player for us and we’ll miss him. We wish him a speedy recovery.” pic.twitter.com/tpH67a3YCP
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 20, 2020
And that injury looks to have put an end to any hopes that Newcastle fans may have had about signing Willems on a permanent basis.
It was reported back when Willems first signed for Newcastle that they had an option to buy him at the end of the current season.
But according to a recent report from German outlet BILD, it seems unlikely that Newcastle will now take up the purchase option for Willems, which BILD claim is around €11m.
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